Hi, dear ! Welcome to Zhangjiajie.
Zhangjiajie is a city with over 30 years of tourism developing histoy.About 7o % of money is from tourism.So, we can say Zhangjiajie is a totally tourism city.
30 years ago, Zhangjiajie national forest park was explored as the first scenic are.After that,they were Yellow dragon cave,Baofeng lake,Charming western Hunan,Tianmen mountain,Tujia folk custom park,Maoyan drift,Jiutian cave,Great canyon of Zhangjiajie,Dragon king cave,Blueberry garden,Tianmmen international golf and so on.So many of them!
If you want to visit some of them ,you need to figure out how to be there first and go smooth between Zhangjiajie scenic areas .It is complicated! Here i am to help you with that.
1.From the airport of Zjj to Wulingyuan entrance(the biggest entrance of national park,Tianzi mountain):
After arriving, walking out of airport by right side,taking No.4 bus (1CNY/per.off time 19:00-20:00).About 5 minutes to be Dachengshanshui hotel,then switch to bus between Wulingyuan and Zhangjiajie city(12CNY/per).About 30 minutes to be bus station of Wulingyuan.Swich to a taxi to the entrance (to Tianzi mountain,Bailong elevator,Yuanjiajie).5 minutes. Or ,10 to 15 minutes of walking to be entrance.
Take taxi is not a good choice,they usually overcharge.
You can book a car in advance ,that is much easier.
2.From the airport of Zjj to National park entrance:
After arriving, take No.4 bus ,get off at Dachengshanshui hotel.switch to bus between National park and Zjj city(11 CNY/per).About 35 minutes to be National park parking lot.2 more minutes walking can reach to entrance.You can visit Yellow stone village ,Golden whip stream.
It is also better to book a car than take taxi.
3.From the airport to Zhangjiajie city downtown:
Take No.4 bus(1 CNY/per) at day time.
Take taxi,around 30-40 CNY.Driver usually do not meter and overcharge,counter-offer is necessary .
Book a car .
4.From Zjj train station/bus station to Wulingyuan entrance(bus station is nearby train station):
Take shuttle bus of Wulingyuan( 12CNY/per ).About 40 minutes,reach to Wulingyuan bus station.After getting off, 10-15 minutes of walking to the Wulingyuan entrance ,or take a taxi(within 10CNY),5 minutes.
Take a taxi,about 30 minutes,within 120 CNY.
Book a car from Bruce is also a good chioce.
5.From Zjj train station/bus station to National park entrance:
Take shuttle bus of National park(11CNY/per).About 35 minutes,reach to National park parking lot.Two more minutes walking can be in National park entrance.
Take a taxi,30 minutes,100-120CNY
or book a car from Bruce to pick up you.
6.From Zjj train station/bus station to Zjj downtown:
No.6 bus(1 CNY/per) is a good choice.It can take you to most of the popular places,hotels,restaurants,shopping malls.
Take a taxi,about 15-25CNY
No need to book a van.
7.From Zjj down town area to Zjj National park entrance:
Take No.6 bus(1CNY/per) to bus station first and transfer to shuttle bus between Zhangjiajie city to National park entrance(11CNY/per),about 40 mimutes
Take a taxi (100-120CNY),about 30 minutes
Rent a van.
8.From Zjj down town area to Wulingyuan entrance:
The same as 7,but take shuttle bus(12CNY/per) between Zhangjiajie city to Wulingyuan bus station.Then ,take a taxi (with 10CNY),or 15 minutes walking.
9.From Zjj down town area to Tianmen mountain:
Take No.10 bus(1CNY/per) ,you would't mist it.
Take a taxi,within 20CNY,no matter where you are.
9.From Zjj national park entrance to Yellow dragon cave:
Take shuttle bus between Zjj national park and Wulingyuan,10CNY/per.But it is working during peak season time(may to october).
Arrive in Wulingyuan,Transfer to No.1 bus,they transfer bus in Yujiazui and will be passing Yellow dragon cave.
Take a taxi,around 50CNY
10.From Wulingyuan to Yellow Dragon cave:
Take No.1 bus,after 5 to 10 minutes stop in Yujiazui,gonna arrive in Yellow dragon cave.
Take a taxi,15 minute,about 30CNY
11.From Wulingyuan entrance to Baofeng lake:
Take No.2 bus(1CNY/per),15 to 20 minutes.Or ,take a taxi,10 to 15CNY .Drivers usually do not meter.
12.From Wulingyuan to Great Canyon of Zhangjiajie:
No direct bus to Great Canyon, rent a van to be there.About 30 minutes on the way.
13.From Zhangjiajie to Jiangya spa resort:
Take a taxi to Guanghe shopping mall of Zhangjiajie city.Then take the shuttle bus to Jiangya spa resort(16CNY/PER).
14.From Zhangjiajie downtown to Maoyan river drift,Jiutian cave:
Package tour in Zhangjiajie city is much easier.Or rent a van and a tour guide .
15.From Zhangjiajie to Mengdong river drift:
Package tour or rent a van and a tour guide.
16.From Zhangjiajie downtown to Fenghuang ancient town:
Take bus at 8:30 or 14:30 at Zhangjiajie bus station ,directly to Fenghuang.Or take bus/train to Jishou first,swich to shuttle bus from Jizhou to Fenghuang..Around 4 hours on the way.
17.From Wulingyuan to Fenghuang ancient town:
Take shuttle bus at Wulingyuan bus station at 8:30 or 14:30.4.5 hours on the way.